Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pizza Benders / Easy Calzones

Easy Calzones (Jessica Mohlman)

8-9 Texas Rhodes rolls, thawed
2/3 cup shredded provolone cheese
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, minced, or 1/4 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Other fillings:

Pepperoni, cooked sausage, cooked ham, olives, peppers, mushrooms, anything you want

Egg wash:

1 egg beaten
1 Tblsp water

Set rolls out to thaw. Pre-heat oven to 350.

Mix together all ingredients (except egg and water for egg wash).

Flatten rolls and fill with mixture. Place onto a greased cookie sheet. (Make sure the cookie sheet has a raised edge.) Fold over and press fork around edges to close.

Mix egg and water in a separate bowl. Brush onto closed calzones. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until whole calzone is golden brown. (Pour excess oil out of pan immediately, or put on cooling rack, so the calzones don’t get soggy!)

Dip in Pizza or Marinara Sauce.

(You can fit a lot more filling that you're realize in the calzones... At recipe group they probably put 1/2 - 3/4 cup filling in).

Pizza Benders (Mary Brunson)

Rhodes Texas Rolls, thawed
Pizza sauce
Favorite pizza toppings (ham, pepperoni, olives, peppers, etc.)
Grated mozzarella cheese

Thaw rolls until warm and bubbly. (30 minutes in oven and then 30 out of oven.) Roll one roll into a 7” circle. Fill with two tablespoons of your favorite pizza toppings and one tablespoon of grated mozzarella cheese.

Fold over like a turnover and seal edges with fork. Bake on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray for 20 minutes at 350. Dip pizza benders in heated pizza sauce.

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